This treatment transmits low-frequency electrical currents through affected muscles, nerves and tissue to reduce pain. The currents help the body secrete endorphins and other natural painkillers that relieve pain caused by muscle strains, spasms and other injuries.
How does electrical muscle stimulation work?
Small amounts of electrical current are induced into affected soft tissues to decrease spasticity and reduce swelling. This widely used technique safely strengthens muscles and helps reduce painful symptoms.
What does it feel like?
Patients generally feel a slight tingling sensation at first. Since your body may become accustomed to the initial setting, the intensity may be raised during the course of your 10-20 minute treatment, for maximum healing effect.
Why is electrical muscle stimulation used?
Electrical muscle stimulation has been used as an effective form of pain relief. It is recommended in cases in which pain is accompanied by swelling, inflammation, and muscle spasticity.
The benefits of electrical muscle stimulation include:
- Reduces pain sensation
- Helps decrease swelling
- Promotes general muscle tone
- Speeds the healing process